Volunteers can sway an election.
All that free help!
Volunteers knock on doors. They wave signs at polling places. They dial for votes.
Volunteers can, and have, made a difference in politics.
So Plantation Commissioner Nick Sortal, whose election in November 2018 was partially fueled by volunteers, wants to put those free hands to work for local schools.
Sortel has launched an initiative to encourage Plantation residents with free time to become a school volunteer.
There is an economic incentive to Sortal’s idea.
“As I knocked on doors during my campaign, I heard far too many people say they were looking to move as their children grew up. (Real estate professionals can confirm this.),” Sortal wrote in his news release announcing the plan.
I can also confirm this. I know families who either moved or are seeking to move from Plantation because of the perceived poor quality of some schools.
The city school’s image problems been going on for at least two decades.
[Nick Sortal is a friend of SouthFloridaReporter.com and wrote articles for us prior to being elected to office]